As a toddler, our first grandson was a busy little fellow, very bright and very curious. He could be walking right beside you one minute and the next be off like greased lightning, running far ahead to explore something that caught his eye. His disappearing acts gave his parents fits!
His mom, our daughter Charlotte, was working in the kitchen one day. Dominic was playing with his toys on the floor. It wasn’t long before he was no longer there. Where was he now? Charlotte called out his name. No answer. Oh, no! The back door was ajar. He’d somehow managed to open it. The yard was not yet fenced and Charlotte feared he was on the street. She made a mad dash and found him, not on the road, but on the driveway, walking back and forth. He seemed to be talking to himself. “What are you doing, Dominic?”
“Oh, I’m just thanking God for some stuff.”
Every day we can thank God for a lot of “stuff.” But especially today, of all days, we give thanks for the salvation won for us on the cross. We are forgiven and free. What wondrous love!
Your love endures forever, O Lord. May my love for you overflow in thanksgiving as long as I live. Amen. — KBL